Authors > J.R.R. Tolkien

Legendary author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with these works reaching best selling status during the 1960s and establishing the Epic Fantasy genre.

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The Hobbit: or There and Back Again

A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure.

Year: 1937     Genre: Epic Fantasy

The Fellowship of the Ring

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit.

Year: 1954     Genre: Epic Fantasy

The Two Towers

Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom.

Year: 1954     Genre: Epic Fantasy

The Return of the King

As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom.

Year: 1955     Genre: Epic Fantasy

Jan 03, 1892 -- Sep 02, 1973
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YearTitle

1937The Hobbit: or There and Back Again Epic Fantasy, Lord of the Rings
1954The Fellowship of the Ring Epic Fantasy, Lord of the Rings
1954The Two Towers Epic Fantasy, Lord of the Rings
1955The Return of the King  Epic Fantasy, Lord of the Rings